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Australian Perspectives on Infrastructure

Australian Perspectives on Infrastructure is a community-focused survey series from the Institute for Infrastructure in Society (I2S) at the Australian National University. It will document the way that infrastructure delivery impacts the lives of ordinary Australians and tell the story of Australian communities’ experiences and ideas about infrastructure selection, design, and delivery.

The first 'anchor' survey is now open!

Get involved

We’re inviting community members to take part in this series of surveys which will examine the way infrastructure projects can impact daily life. We’re inviting you to take part in a detailed 'anchor' survey (or baseline) followed by regular 'pulse' surveys to track changes over time and take a deeper dive into key topics.

So have your say about what's important to you!

  • Anyone who is over 18 years and lives in Australia is invited to participate.
  • All surveys are confidential and no personally identifying information is shared.
  • Survey findings will be shared with community participants, industry, government, and companies involved in infrastructure planning and delivery nationally, to create a dialogue for change.

This project has ANU Ethics Approval: Human Research Ethics Protocol no.2020/510.

About Voconiq Local Voices

Voconiq has been engaged by the Institute for Infrastructure in Society (I2S) at the Australian National University to provide communities an opportunity to participate in the Australian Perspectives on Infrastructure series of online surveys.

How we work with you

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About the Institute for Infrastructure in Society

The Next Generation Engagement Program is the flagship research program of the Institute for Infrastructure in Society which is based at the Australian National University. We are proud to have the support of major partners Lendlease, the Queensland Government (via lead agency, the Department of Transport and Main Roads), Transurban and the Victorian Government (via lead agency, the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority).

Together, we are addressing the most pressing questions regarding community engagement, social license and social risk management in the infrastructure sector. More than 80 leading infrastructure organisations have contributed to our work to date and now we are inviting community members to contribute to the work. We aim to improve outcomes for communities by providing the evidence base that supports the case for best practice community engagement.

Visit us at www.nextgenengagement.org

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Frequently Asked Questions

Local Voices is a specialised service offered by Voconiq which captures a full spectrum of opinion at a grassroots level around an industrial operation. It is a way for organisations to conduct a long-term regular analysis of community attitudes to the company’s operations in and around specific communities. It gives the communities neighbouring the operations a voice that is being heard by the company and is helping to inform business decision making.

A detailed 'anchor' survey (or baseline) is conducted to understand the key trust drivers in the community, followed by regular 'pulse' surveys to track changes over time. Surveys can be completed online, on mobile, pen and paper, or through brief phone interviews.

In addition, every survey can help earn money for local not-for-profit groups through the Voconiq Local Voices Community Reward Program. Every time a survey is completed, community members can assign a donation to one or more community groups registered with Voconiq.